Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Mom's Favorite Holiday

You may remember the post I wrote about the time my mom tried to sell our family on ebay. That is just one of the many, many pranks she has pulled.

I don't think she has ever verbally said April Fools' Day is her favorite holiday...

but it is. Because she pretty much participates yearly.

I called her today and asked if she had played any pranks for April Fools' Day. "Not yet! I used to wake up Terry and say 'The forecast says it's going to snow.' He believed me for years, but eventually caught on."

The fact that she used the same joke for years makes me want to be her.

That being said, I thought I would share some of my mom's most epic April Fools' Day jokes...which I found highly annoying as a child, but find hilarious now.

1. Food coloring in the milk
It's a classic and it was done more than one year. Green milk means getting super grossed out eating a bowl of cheerios. Also means no one wants to drink it and it spoils. Doesn't matter, mom does it anyway. Because she thinks it's funny.

2. Carrot in my lunch
My mom packed our lunch on occasion. I never knew what she packed until I opened it up at lunch time. One year, instead of baby carrots, she packed a single, gigantic carrot. I had to gnaw on it like a bunny.

3. Sewn underwear
She went ALL OUT on this one. I pulled a pair of underwear out of my dresser ... followed by another pair and another pair and another pair and another pair.......She had sewn my underwear together in a long train.

4. Duct Tape Lunch
Again, my mom graciously decides to pack my lunch. I open it up at lunch time and realize that every single thing is duct taped. My capri sun, my sandwich, my chips. Everything individually layered in duct tape. Our lunch monitor, Mrs Mailhot, spent my entire lunch using kiddy scissors to cut them open. JOKES ON YOU MRS MAILHOT!

5. Glued Pennies
My mom showed up before school and hot glued pennies to the elementary school steps.....those poor kids.

6. Water Sprayer
She tied the kitchen sink sprayer with a rubber band. I used the sink just before heading out the door for school...and got soaked. I missed the bus.

That's my mom.

I like that time didn't affect her ability to find humor in life.

I hope I'm just like her.


  1. My sister is Laura is BFF's with your sister Ruth and my mom was in a small group with your parents for the longest time! I have met your mom several times and she is so much fun! I am going to refer back to these ideas when my kids get old enough to be annoyed by April Fool's antics. Laura insisted that I check out your blog and I've been reading ever since!! Love it. :)

  2. Oh my goodness! Your mom is hilarious! I laughed out loud at the penny prank.

  3. The duct tape prank is the best!!! That is hilarious!


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